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© Rose Gandarilla Ruben Martinez, 11, has a challenge for El Paso residents that he hopes will help them heal after the Walmart shooting.
Sixth-grader Ruben Martinez wants to hold up posters, pass out flyers and promote a challenge on Facebook he thinks will help his Texas community begin to heal from a devastating shooting that claimed the lives of 22 people and injured 24 others.
He calls it the #ElPasoChallenge.
Here's how it works: The 11-year-old is challenging each person in El Paso to do 22 good deeds for others --- one for each of the victims shot and killed when a white supremacist began firing Saturday inside a Walmart.
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You can mow someone's lawn, visit a nursing home, pay for someone's lunch or dinner, donate to families in need, write someone a letter and tell them how great they are, hold the door for everyone, take flowers to someone in the hospital or leave a dollar on the vending machine for the next person, the young boy suggests, among other ideas in a list of "kind acts" examples.
The point is for people to "be kind to each other all day, every day," his mom, Rose Gandarilla, said. Her son's idea, she said, came after Ruben told his mom he didn't want to go shopping at stores anymore, asking if they could find a delivery service instead.
© Rose Gandarilla Ruben offers suggestions for acts of kindness "He was having some trouble dealing with what happened," Gandarilla told CNN. "I explained to him that we could not live in fear and that people in our community are caring and loving. I told him to try and think of something he could do to make El Paso a little better."
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So, Ruben went to his room on Sunday, brainstormed and came up with the challenge --- and he's already leading the way.
"Last night, he agree(d) to go out to do his first act of kindness," Gandarilla said Monday. "He chose to go deliver dinner to our first responders."
People across Texas get together to pay homage to the victims of the mass shooting that left multiple people dead at a Walmart store in Texas on Aug. 3. At least one suspect was taken into custody after the shooting in the border city of El Paso, triggering fear and panic among weekend shoppers as well as widespread condemnation.
(Pictured) Rene Aguilar and Jackie Flores pray for the victims at a makeshift memorial, on Aug. 4.
People carry crosses with the names of victims who died in the shooting to a makeshift memorial on Aug. 5.
A cross for each of the victims waits to be taken to a growing memorial site on Aug. 5.
Members of the Soto family embrace beside a makeshift memorial on Aug. 5.
Family members embrace at a makeshift memorial on Aug. 5.
Flowers and signs are seen at a makeshift memorial on Aug. 5.
Traders at the New York Stock Exchange building pause for a moment of silence for the victims of recent gun violence, on Aug. 5.
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The American flag flies at half staff over the U.S. Capitol in memory of those killed in both the shootings on Aug. 5.
A man prays at a makeshift memorial at the shooting site, on Aug. 5.
A woman and her son wipe tears away while talking to media after attending the make shift memorial on Aug. 5.
Greg Zanis with Crosses for Losses, signs a few crosses for each victim he has for the make shift memorial , on Aug. 5.
Mourners pay their respects a day after a mass shooting, on Aug. 4.
People hold a rally against gun violence outside of New York Public Library in response to recent mass shootings on Aug. 4, in New York City.
People comfort each other during a vigil organized by the city, on Aug. 4.
The United States flag flies at half staff above the White House in response to the El Paso and Dayton mass shooting attacks in Washington, DC on Aug. 4.
Serenity Lara cries during a vigil at a Walmart store on Aug. 4.
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Flowers and mementos are seen at a makeshift memorial outside Walmart, near the scene of shooting, on Aug. 4.
People react during a prayer vigil organized by the city, on Aug. 4.
Two women kneel to pray at a makeshift memorial at the shooting site, on Aug. 4.
Three Walmart employees who were present during the shooting, react on stage during a prayer and candle vigil, on Aug. 4.
Adria Gonzalez, centre, who is being hailed as a hero for leading some Walmart customers to safety, speaks to the crowd during prayer and candle vigil, on Aug. 4.
Children of a youth sports community participate in a vigil for the victims, on Aug. 4.
Democratic presidential candidate, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, centre, pauses by members of Mariachi Puesta del Sol at an interfaith vigil for victims, on Aug. 4.
People hold candles during a vigil, Aug. 4.
People gather in Juarez, Mexico, on Aug. 3, in a vigil for the three Mexican nationals who were killed in the shooting.
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People comfort each other during a vigil on Aug. 3, in El Paso.
San Diego Padres stand for a moment of silence to honor the shooting victims before the game against Los Angeles Dodgers on Aug 3.
Candles are seen placed during a vigil at St. Pius X Roman Catholic church on Aug. 3.
People gather in Juarez, Mexico, on Aug. 3, for a vigil.
People attend a vigil for victims on Aug. 3.
The United States women's soccer team stand for a moment of silence in honor of the victims in the El Paso shooting earlier today before the first game of the USWNT Victory Tour against the Republic of Ireland on Aug. 3, in California.
Mourners take part in a vigil near the border fence between Mexico and the U.S, in Ciudad Juarez on Aug. 3.
Mourners taking part in a vigil at El Paso High School after the mass shooting, on Aug. 3.
Sherie Gramlich reacts during a vigil for victims of the mass shooting, Aug. 3.
Mourners take part in a vigil at El Paso High School, on Aug. 3.
U.S. and Texas flags are held in the infield as fans and the teams observe a moment of silence for those injured and killed in the shooting, before a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers in Arlington, on Aug. 3.
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott, left, and El Paso Mayor Dee Margo, right, pray after a vigil ceremony at Saint Pius X Church, in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 3.
People attend a vigil at St Pius X Church following the shooting on Aug. 3.
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The young boy and his mom have been to multiple places -- Walgreens, Barnes & Noble and Sprouts --- to spread the message.
"He seems to be doing better and says that hopefully, the world will be a better place with all these random acts of kindness."
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